Meeting Notes

April Meeting Recap

The April meeting was a great one! We announced several upcoming events, including some virtual trunk shows. If you couldn’t make the meeting, this is what you missed…

National Quilting Month

We wrapped up our celebration of National Quilting Month and gave away some great prizes to those who participated. Be sure to check out the #SDMQGcelebratesNQM hashtag on instagram for great inspiration from our members.  

Membership and Swag Pins

Please email if you need your two membership pins or to purchase one or both of our adorable SDMQG spirit pins for $6/each or $10/both.

Coming Events

We will be hosting a virtual trunk show with Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6:30pm on zoom. This event is free to members but we do ask that you register by May 17th so that we know you are coming. If you’re not a current guild member, you can join us by registering and paying the $5 fee via Venmo. You can register here: Trunk Show Registration

We are also offering a special trunk show and course event with Timna Tarr. She will be giving her Flying Colors Trunk Show on Sunday, July 11, 2021 after the business meeting. We will then invite members to take Timna’s Map Making with Fabrics online course directly with Timna. Members will be able to take the course at their convenience. We will reconvene with Timna for a Q&A session on Sunday, August 8, 2021 after the business meeting. Please register for the Map Making with Fabrics class directly with Timna. The cost is $35 for the course. The trunk show and Q&A sessions are free to members. 

And finally, the annual SDMQG retreat is on!! The Vina de Lestonnac Retreat center is reopening in June and we will be the first retreat back! The retreat will run Thursday through Sunday, June 3-6th and Saturday sewers will be welcome on the 5th. All of our spaces for retreat have been filled!

2nd Quarter Challenge – Nine Patch

The 2nd quarter challenge will run April through June. Members are invited to create anything that incorporates a nine patch. The project can be anything, quilt, bag, clothing. The only rule is that it has to have at least one nine patch included. No need to finish it by June. Anyone who participates in the challenge will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes! Tag your creations #sdmqgninepatch so we can see what you are working on!

Sue provided some great inspiration photos, including the Even-Steven Pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting!


We are wrapping up the first trimester’s (January – April) quilt drive supporting the Ronald McDonald House. All three group quilt tops have been assembled and are in the process of being quilted! Thank you to everyone who made blocks, pieced the tops and volunteered to quilt them.

Kristyn also shared the exciting news that due to the value of the quilts our guild donated to the Ronald McDonald House last year, we are being honored as a Hearts and Hands member of the 2021 Giving Circles Program! The San Diego Modern Quilt Guild will be listed on the donor wall that appears in the San Diego Ronald McDonald House. We are so thankful for the generosity of our members. With your help, we have been able to make an impact on so many families. Whether you contributed to last year’s group quilt project or donated your own finished quilt, you made a difference and you are amazing. THANK YOU.

If you weren’t able to make it to the Charity meetup this past Saturday and have quilts to donate, please email Kristyn at to make arrangements. We also have several tops that are in need of quilting if you’d like to help out with that task – backing and batting will be provided as well as fabric for binding if needed.

Looking ahead, we will be supporting Just in Time (JIT) for Foster Youth’s My First Home Program for our 2nd trimester’s charity drive. JIT helps transition 18-26 year olds who live in San Diego County and have spent time in the foster system. We support their My First Home project, which helps to supply items for an individual’s first home. For this trimester, we will be accepting throw and bed sized quilts, approximately 50”x60” and larger.

Kristyn has designed a beautiful group project for our guild JIT donation. Packets will be available in May and due back to Kristyn the week of the July meeting (no later than July 16th). Please email to request a block kit or kits!

Finally, have a quilt that doesn’t fit with this trimester’s drive? No worries! All of your beautiful and generous guilt donations are always welcome. Any charity questions or requests for supplies can be sent to Kristyn at

Sew and Tell

As always, we saw a beautiful range of projects from our members, including the following:

Karen J. has been working on the Project Quilting Challenges and her creation for the ‘Ab Intra’ (from within) theme was this beautiful Broderie perse collage wall hanging depicting her inner child!

Margaret R. shared this stunning “My Favorite Color is Moda” quilt top in such a springy colorway. Lovely!

Finally, Hadley got all of us inspired to sew quilted coats with her fabulous Tamarack Jacket!

Coming Virtual Guild Events

Finally, here are some dates and events to remember. 

Next Sew-in: Sunday, April 25 from 11-1 on Zoom!

*No May meeting* We will not be having a May business meeting, as our meeting falls on Mother’s Day. Instead, we’ll be having a special sew-in instead: Sunday, May 9th from 11-1 on Zoom!

Zoom links will always be sent via email.

Written By: Jen Collins

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen